In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ View comments CLEVELANDWHY: Home; money.James came back four years ago to a hero’s welcome, something that seemed unimaginable when he left in disgrace four years earlier for Miami. But he vowed to do everything he could to deliver a title to championship-starved Cleveland. He delivered in 2016, erasing past sins and raising James to a worshipped level few athletes in any sport have experienced. His family is comfortable here and it’s where he has complete control.The Cavs can also offer him the most lucrative package, a five-year, $209 million contract.WHY NOT: Flawed roster; blemished relationship with owner Dan Gilbert.ADVERTISEMENT FILE – In this March 19, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James stands on the court during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles. The superstar declined his $35.6 million contract option on Friday, June 29, 2018, with Cleveland and will become a free agent. The four-time MVP could re-sign with his hometown Cavaliers, or go in a completely direction. What he decides in the next few days could re-shape the NBA landscape. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)CLEVELAND — LeBron James flew back to Los Angeles from a family vacation in the Caribbean. He could be there longer than usual.Hours before NBA free agency opened with the three-time champion as its most coveted prize, James returned Saturday to Southern California, where he has two homes and a film production company. The Lakers are hoping they can persuade him to sign with them and return them to glory.ADVERTISEMENT Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees WHY NOT: Too young; front-office dysfunction.Much like the Lakers, the Sixers lack postseason experience and James would be surrounded by players who have barely tasted the postseason. General manager Bryan Colangelo’s resignation following an investigation into whether he created Twitter accounts to criticize his own players, has given the impression that the team isn’t operating in concert and then would turn off James quickly.OTHER CONTENDERSHouston: While the Rockets once seemed a good fit, James declining his option all but eliminated the chances of him joining up with close friend Chris Paul and MVP James Harden. If James had opted in with the Cavs, they could have worked out a sign-and-trade with Houston.San Antonio: James reveres Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, but living in Texas doesn’t seem appealing to the star’s family and the Spurs are still trying to figure out what to do with Leonard, who can become a free agent after next season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Last summer’s stunning trade of guard Kyrie Irving left the Cavs without a quality running mate for James, who was forced to carry a heavier offensive load throughout the regular season and playoffs. Cleveland has deep salary-cap issues — partially caused by James’ failure to commit long-term — and the Cavs currently lack enough talent to unseat the champion Golden State Warriors.Gilbert and James mended some fences for his return in 2014, but they remain distant other than a shared commitment to winning. Gilbert has gone above and beyond financial barriers to appease James, but the well could be running dry.LOS ANGELES LAKERSWHY: Salary-cap space; business interests; iconic franchise.With some savvy moves, the Lakers are poised to potentially add two superstars — James and Paul George and maybe Kawhi Leonard — to a team featuring up-and-coming talents like Kyle Kuzma, Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball, who is reportedly dealing with a knee injury. James loves the Hollywood lights, and with two homes in the Los Angeles area as well as a film production company, he has already established some roots in the land of movie stars and slow-moving traffic. The appeal of playing for one of the league’s most storied teams is another allure.WHY NOT: Youth; the Western Conference.There’s little doubt James has some quality years ahead of him. But does he have enough time to let a group of unproven players with no postseason experience develop into a title contender? And if he jumps conferences for the first time in his career, the path to the Finals is far more treacherous.PHILADELPHIAWHY: Rising team; staying in the East.In Sixers guard Ben Simmons, James sees a younger version of himself and he’d relish the chance to play alongside the 21-year-old while mentoring him. The Sixers also have center Joel Embiid, 24, projected to become the game’s next dominant big men. Philadelphia would instantly vault from conference contender to favorite with James, who could make a strong run at his ninth straight Finals in Year One. MOST READ Los Angeles is among the teams in the mix to land James after his agent told the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday that he will not exercise his $35.6 million contract option for next season. At 12:01 a.m. Sunday, James will be an unrestricted free agent, and agent Rich Paul is expected to contact several teams with the Lakers and Cavs atop his list.By declining his option, James positioned himself to be able to choose where he’ll play next, and Cleveland, just up the road from his home near Akron, remains a strong possibility. 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0Shares0000Chelsea head coach Antonio Conte said centre-back David Luiz would be in contention for the trip to The HawthornsLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 19 – Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was delighted with the performance in Saturday’s 4-0 win over West Brom at the Hawthorns.Alvaro Morata and Marcos Alonso found the net, as did Eden Hazard twice, to move above Tottenham into third place in the standings. “We must be pleased because the performance was positive, it was very good,” Conte told Sky Sports. “From the start of the game we showed great focus and great concentration.“Do not forget that [although] this game became easy, last season we struggled a lot in both games against West Bromwich. I have watched a lot of games of West Bromwich this season and I think they deserved more points, but today I think we outplayed West Bromwich.”The match saw Conte tinker with his formation to play Hazard alongside Morata in a front two, to devastating effect against the Baggies.“I would like to speak about the performance of the whole team because today we showed great compactness and great focus,” Conte added.“But for sure, there is a good link with the two strikers, Morata and Hazard. I hope they continue in this way. If you want to do something important, it is very important to find stability and find the right balance.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
5 5 5 2. Memphis Depay is the most exciting talent United have had since Cristiano Ronaldo left. – He might have been quiet in the league so far, but Depay showcased in the midweek Champions League qualifier just why United were so keen to secure his signature. His first goal, in particular, illustrated his supreme talent and composure belittling his tender years hes still just 21. Patience with him will be key – remember Ronaldo was still very much a rough diamond upon his arrival at Old Trafford but the early signs suggest the Dutchman is already the most eye-catching player the Red Devils have boasted since the Portuguese demi-God left in 2009. 1. Matteo Darmian is the new Gary Neville. Maybe. – The right-back spot has proved a real headache for United since Neville sustained a career-curtailing injury in 2007. Rafael, who has now been sold to Lyon, suffered from injury setbacks while Antonio Valencia became a makeshift defender during Van Gaals debut season in charge at Old Trafford. The arrival of Darmian appears to have extinguished those problems. A full international with Italy, hes started his United career as if hes been playing in England for years. As accomplished going forward as he is in defence, two clean sheets in two games are richly deserved. Manchester United may not have set the world alight so far in the new Premier League season, but it’s two wins from two so their fans won’t be complaining.They followed the uninspiring 1-0 win over Tottenham with an even grittier triumph at Aston Villa by the same scoreline under the Friday night lights.Red Devils supporters may be smarting from their failure to land Spain forward Pedro, but the rest of their summer recruits have looked impressive.And while Louis van Gaal appears increasingly agitated off the field by the press, on the pitch his players are doing the talking as they look to mount a genuine title challenge.So, two weeks into the season, here’s five reasons for United fans to be cheery. 5 5 4. Sergio Romero has already emerged as a bit of a cult hero. – With the David de Gea fiasco refusing to go away, Romero has impressed as the Spaniards understudy while the transfer furore exists around him. Always seen as a bit of a maverick, Romero has been composed, reliable and pulled off a string of fine saves to deny Christian Eriksen towards the end of the Tottenham win. Whether he will be Uniteds number one for the season remains to be seen, but hes already become a bit of a fan favourite regardless. 3. Chris Smalling has justified his selection. – With Phil Jones out injured, Smalling has grasped his opportunity to stake a regular first-team berth at centre-back with three assured performances. Daley Blind has been earmarked as the long-term left central defender, which leaves Smalling and Jones fighting for the other spot. Judging by the first few weeks of the season, the latter will have a task on his hands to forge a way back into the side. Hes no Nicolas Otamendi and hes certainly no Sergio Ramos, but so far Smalling has quietly vindicated his managers faith. 5. Wayne Rooney can only get better, right? – The departures of Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao this summer served to reinforce one thing Rooney was Van Gaals flag bearer in attack. After a couple of uninspiring performances his role has already been questioned, but surely it will only be a matter of time before the England captain recovers his groove. He scored 37 goals as a lone striker in all competitions in the 2011-2012 season and if he get close to that record this term, United will be in prime position to compete on all fronts.
160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Add to the mix Schwarzenegger’s ambitious plans for rebuilding state infrastructure, which will require bonds that will need to be repaid from future budgets. In total, this seems to be a recipe for a massive structural deficit for years to come. Of course, this being an election year, we shouldn’t be surprised. But politics aside, the state’s leaders have a responsibility to manage the public’s money wisely. In subsequent revisions, both Schwarzenegger and Sacramento’s legislative leaders are going to need to get tough and practical in devising a spending plan that truly does put California on the path to fiscal responsibility. “This budget continues California on the path of fiscal responsibility and economic recovery.” So says Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger of the first draft of his new $125.6 billion budget, which includes a spending increase of 7 percent. We hope he’s right, but upon first glance, the numbers don’t seem too promising. Schwarzenegger has increased spending across the board, while remaining resolute in his opposition to tax hikes. He manages to balance the books by taking funds from this year’s surplus, but that’s one-time money, and the new spending he backs is programmatic, meaning it will be with us forever. Isn’t this the kind of financial planning that got Gray Davis into trouble?
“He walked my tail off getting my lung function back up,” Nies said. “I usually ended up walking about an hour a day. My breathing got much better. My oxygen levels went up.” Nies also took a regimen of medications to keep his airways open and immediately halt any lung infections. The therapy varies from patient to patient. Some start more slowly, with five or 10 minutes of walking a day. Often, Tiep administers extra oxygen to patients to allow them to exercise even before their lungs are strong enough on their own. At major hospitals around the county – Huntington Hospital, the USC and UCLA medical centers and City of Hope – this pulmonary rehabilitation can give lungs, and some lung cancer patients, a second chance. But it’s not necessarily the right treatment for every lung cancer patient. “You have to weigh the risk of waiting to really rehabilitate the patient,” Cohen said. With each passing day of the three- to six-week therapy, the cancer has a greater chance of spreading. Some patients’ lungs are too damaged by years of smoking and disease to ever recover enough for surgery, Cohen said. But even when surgery – the most effective treatment for lung cancer – is not an option, pulmonary rehabilitation might get patients in good enough shape for radiation or chemotherapy. Other factors are also likely to interfere. Despite the support of doctors such as Kernstine, Cohen and Tiep, pulmonary therapy is not universally available. In part, this is because its benefits are not well researched – though City of Hope is planning some studies. And some insurance programs stopped covering it years ago, causing many hospitals to drop their programs, Kernstine said. Some programs are staging a comeback, but “it is still a challenge to get patients into formal pulmonary rehab,” Cohen said. “I would love to see more formal pulmonary rehab be available in our area.” email@example.com (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4451160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“There are a number of patients out there who get turned down for lung cancer surgery by surgeons who might not have the ability or experience to be aggressive,” said Dr. Robbin Cohen, chief of thoracic surgery at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. There is, however, another option. With a few weeks of intense preparation, many patients like Nies could be transformed from a very high risk condition to one fit enough for the operation. “Brian \ has taken people that were on oxygen and has helped them get to a point that they don’t need it anymore,” said Dr. Kemp Kernstine, the director of the City of Hope’s lung cancer program. Tiep, a doctor at the City of Hope and the founder of the Respiratory Disease Management Institute of Pomona, is responsible for whipping the lungs of such risky patients into shape. DUARTE – David Nies was 68 when his doctor diagnosed him with lung cancer. Until a year before that, he had been a smoker, and for 15 years he had chronic bronchitis and emphysema. His scarred and battered lungs were in no shape for the surgery necessary to cut the tumor from his body. “They didn’t want to do surgery if it was going to lead me to somewhere where I had to be on oxygen or be in a wheelchair,” he said. At many hospitals, that might have been the end of the story. He would have been sent home, to be slowly killed by cancer rather than risk dying in surgery or remaining tethered to an oxygen bottle for the rest of his life.
A Letterkenny man has appeared in court charged with possession of hundreds of child pornography images.Hugh McBride, aged 59, with an address at Old Town, Letterkenny appeared at Letterkenny District Court on Thursday. Wearing a tracksuit and carrying his passport, McBride did not speak during the brief hearing.He is charged with possession of 334 images of boys under the age of 17 contrary to section six of the Child Trafficking and Pornography Act.McBride was remanded by Judge Paul Kelly to appear before Letterkenny District Court on October 19th.Man charged after being caught with 334 child porn images was last modified: September 25th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:child pornographycourtdonegalHugh McBide
Tags: ChelseaFA Community shieldMan Citytop Man City’s Sergio Aguero scored twice as his side defeated Chelsea in the FA Community Shield1- Rename Community Shield English Super Cup: In Italy, they refer to the matchup between league champions and Cup winners as Italian Super Cup. Same in France, Germany and Spain. Perhaps when the FA rename the Community Shield to the English Super Cup, teams like Chelsea can start taking the game more seriously. A Cup is a trophy. A Shield? Not so sure.2- Serial Winner v Trialist? A simple quiz for you my dear reader. Who wants a million dollars more: someone who already owns them, or someone who only dreams about the $1m? If you answered the dreamer you’re wrong. A case in point was Sunday afternoon. Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has never won silverware and passed up an opportunity to do so by fielding a weakened side. City boss Pep Guardiola knows the sweetness of success and decided to field a strong starting eleven despite having over 20 trophies to his name.3- Jorginho influence double edged sword: Towards the back end of last season, Chelsea fell 0-1 to Manchester City at Etihad Stadium. On that occasion, Antonio Conte’s side registered less than 30 percent possession. On Sunday night, that figure had risen to 47 percent. But the increase came at a price. Chelsea were a lot more vulnerable defensively. This is because midfield holder Jorginho has already built a good relationship with Chelsea’s attackers but isn’t working well with the central defenders. Not yet.4- Phil Foden v Hudson Odoi: The confrontation between England’s two Under 17 World Cup winners ended square. Chelsea sensation Hudson Odoi had a more difficult task, trying to shake off the shackles of England right back Kyle Walker but he emerged unscathed. He even managed a couple of shots in anger. Phil Foden flourished as the game wore on because he was playing in a better team on the day.5- David Luiz Can’t Thrive In Flat Back Four. Chelsea number 5 David Luiz is a sweeper, not a man marker or zonal central defender. In Conte’s title winning season, the Brazilian was monumental in a 3-5-3, sweeping anything Gary Cahill and Caesar Azpilicueta couldn’t deal with. On Sunday night, he was badly exposed by Sergio Aguero as he had to mark both space and the striker. Sarri and Chelsea are in for a torrid time with Luiz marshaling a back four.6- Alvaro Morata v Aguero v Gabriel Jesus: If Alvaro Morata was a Manchester City player, Pep Guardiola would send him on loan, or hawk him off. After starting last season like a bullet train, the former Real Madrid and Juventus forward has been in perpetual decline. Finding a solution to the Morata form quagmire is key to Sarri keeping his job, and Chelsea flourishing in a seasons of trials and tribulations.7- City Twice As Fit: Manchester City were twice as dominant after the halftime break because they were much fitter. Owing to their inferior physical conditioning, by the 75th minute Chelsea’s midfield was nowhere to be seen. City front three – Aguero, Riyad Mahrez and Jesus were exposing Luiz and Rudiger on almost minute by minute basis. Its one thing being beaten for superior technical proficiency and quite another getting dragged all over courtesy of poor physical shape.8- Chelsea Press A Work In Progress: The frequency with which Maurizio Sarri’s side won possession high up in City’s half is a pointer to the direction in which he’s guiding the West Londoners. Although there was marked improvement after the break, the principal downfall of Chelsea’s approach, is that it split the team in half, with a visible gap between the front six and back four. It was this gap that Phil Foden ran into to create Aguero’s opener.Comments
Martin Johnson is expecting East Midlands rivals Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints to produce a “cracking” Premiership final and the World Cup winner believes the side that better deals with the occasion at Twickenham will emerge triumphant.Johnson, a five-time Premiership winner during his playing days with the Tigers, recalled losing in his final appearance for the club as London Wasps claimed the title despite Johnson’s men having beaten them three times during the regular season.And the former England captain and head coach points to that factor as a reason why this year’s showpiece is too tough to call.It is the ninth consecutive season the Tigers have reached the final, but it will be their only time so far against the Saints, who are appearing at this stage for the very first time.“Leicester have been in a lot of consecutive finals and Northampton a lot of semi-finals so to get those two in a final at Twickenham is going to be fantastic for the East Midlands,” said Johnson, speaking while promoting Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle, an eight-mile bike ride through London during which he will take part in a Guinness World Record attempt.“Saracens topped the league but it then gets to one-off games which I think is great because to win a European (title), or a World Cup, or Grand Slams, you have got to win those big one-off games.“Once you get to a final, as you saw last year Quins turned up and played very well and deserved to win – you have got to now produce one last big game to win it.“Neither side will want to lose to the other in that final so it should be a cracking game.“My last game was a final and we went behind and ended up getting heavily beaten by a team we had beaten three times that year so anything can happen on any given day – you have to be able to deal with it and find a way to win.”Prudential RideLondon FreeCycle will take place on an eight-mile route in central London on Saturday 3 August 2013. For more information please visit www.prudentialridelondon.co.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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
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